Meet Our Studio Team

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Professionals & Staff

Our friendly staff and talented Dance Instructors can help you realize your dance goals – and you’ll have lots of fun doing it! Browse this page to meet our team of certified Dance Pros and learn about their qualifications and experience. Then call us, and get started today.
Alex Vasendin – Co-Owner/Director
Alex came to the United States in 1996 and has been the owner/director of Fred Astaire Dutchess since...
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John Mandia - Co-Owner/Studio Manager
John has been with Fred Astaire Dutchess since 2008.   He became a co-owner in 2021.  His passion for...
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Anjélique Ruiz - Front Desk Manager
Anjélique joined Fred Astaire Dutchess in 2022.  As Front Desk Manager, she helps assure that everything...
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Cassandra Mandia - Dance Instructor/Marketing Manager
Cassie has been with Fred Astaire Dutchess since 2013.  She loves teaching because it allows her to share...
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Vlad Filin - Dance Instructor
Vlad has been in the world of ballroom dancing since the age of 6 years old.  He started teaching in...
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